Few women in history have been more honored than Mary, the mother of Jesus. She is an icon of unconditional love, of creation, and strength. But simply, she was a mother. She was poor, she had a family, and she did the very best she could within the context of her day. As mothers, we know that her day-to-day was a struggle, filled with work, immense joy, and exhaustion.
If we keep Mary in our hearts and on our minds, she will guide the way through our messy, sticky, muddy lives and help us move toward the radiant light. 20% of the proceeds from this bracelet go to Women for Women International.
Blue crystal beads on a double-wrap stretch bracelet. Our Lady of Fatima blue enamel miraculous medal and 5-way Holy Spirit cross (both medals made in Italy).
Women for Women's yearlong social and economic empowerment program provides women in war torn countries with the opportunity, often for the first time in their lives, to come together in classes of 25 women to build support networks.
Women learn basic business skills and a vocational skill with earning power in their local markets. They begin to save and receive support to establish cooperatives, associations, or village savings and loan associations (VSLAs). Women learn their fundamental rights and learn the importance of civic participation, voting, and negotiation.